SC Employment First Initiative

South Carolina

“South Carolina is one of six states selected by the Administration for Community Living to receive funding in order to increase employment outcomes for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities statewide. Employment First emphasizes competitive, integrated employment as the preferred option for individuals with disabilities.

The South Carolina Disability Employment Coalition, through collaboration with thirteen Project Partners, will implement The SC Employment First Initiative to address barriers to successful employment for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Partnerships
Systems: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics: 
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • 14(c)/Income Security
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Other: 
  • Able SC, AccessAbility, Family Connection of SC, Protection and Advocacy, Commission for the Blind, Department of Health and Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Council, University of South Carolina, Walton Options for Independent Living
Date Enacted: 
07/01/2017
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